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Ikari III: The Rescue Reviews (NES)

Ikari III: The Rescue NES Title screen


Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (8 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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67 (May, 2012)
Certainly there are better beat-em-ups for your NES, but I can’t remember a series that started out so crappy, became even crappier, before improving dramatically for the final installment. Paul and Vince should be proud. Not only is their Florida nightclub flourishing, but they completed their trilogy of adventures by saving the President’s daughter and destroying a third-world nation – all without a shirt. You guys have earned the adjective “ikari.”
Video Game Den (Jul 05, 2011)
Although Ikari III is somewhat repetitive and flawed in places, it is the "best" Ikari game for the system (well, the first two are plain awful).
Difficulty is high, with the possibility of one-hit deaths prevalent, regardless of having a health meter. Thankfully, the series tradition of continuing after death still exists here. The action may come at a quick clip at times, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is interesting to engage in.
The Video Game Critic (Mar 16, 2004)
The graphics are noticeably cleaner than previous Ikari games, with more lifelike characters that appear less pudgy. The awesome first stage looks spectacular with its green jungle scenery and sparkling blue water, but after that you have to forge through endless warehouse stages! What's the deal with that? Ikari 3's soundtrack is also lackluster. Unlimited continues are provided, perhaps in response to the overwhelming difficulty of the previous games. I think it's safe to say that Ikari Warriors 3 is my least favorite chapter of the trilogy.
The first two games of this series were good games for their times and I had high hopes that the third would be even better. Unfortunately it is only about as good as the previous games and it just isn't enough considering how far games have come in just a year. Only average.